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The Good Dinosaur (2015)

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In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Poppa (voice)
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Momma (voice)
Maleah Nipay-Padilla ...
Young Libby (voice) (as Maleah Padilla)
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Young Buck (voice)
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Young Arlo (voice)
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Buck (voice)
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Arlo (voice)
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Spot (voice)
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Pet Collector (voice)
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Thunderclap (voice)
Mandy Freund ...
Downpour (voice)
Steven Clay Hunter ...
Coldfront (voice)
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Nash (voice) (as AJ Buckley)
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Ramsey (voice)
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Butch (voice)
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Storyline

"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. Written by Pixar

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for peril, action and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Pixar/Dinosaurs Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,155,217, 29 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$123,087,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$331,926,147
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The original cast was to include John Lithgow, Judy Greer, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Lucas Neff, but they were replaced following major story changes. The only original cast member to still be a part of the film is Frances McDormand. See more »

Goofs

Apparently Arlo and his herd lives during the same time as the pack of Tyrannosaurs Rexes but in reality Apatosaurs, which Arlo is, lived in the Jurassic period millions of years before the Tyrannosaurs Rex appeared. Plus other dinosaurs of the Crotectus period can be seen, meaning Arlo and his herd should not have existed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Momma: Henry, it's time.
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Crazy Credits

This sentence appears towards the end and is then encircled in a ring, like the human family towards the end of the movie: "We are grateful to the family and friends of The Good Dinosaur crew your love and support made this film possible." See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Not Pixar's BEST, but still solid. All these LOW reviews are off.
12 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

The fact that this movie still holds a score of a 6.8 with hundreds of 1/10 scores shows you just how good it is. I'm not here to preach that it's an awesome movie, but give it the score it deserves. (It's not PIXAR's best, but still fits the bill of a good movie.)

Honestly the highly negative scores are just because people were not BLOWN away. A PIXAR movie sets the bar so high, so the fact that this one isn't an A+, people are bashing just to bash.

I watched this with my cousins, all at the time were under 10 ( 7 & 9 ) and nothing was too scary. Could it be over the top for 4 or 5 year old, of course, but it's not that bad. The Lion King is regarded as one of the BEST Disney films ever and there are similar scenes with death, scary bad-guys, hard times, etc.

Give it a watch.


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